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Gwastedyn Church Trail


53 km / 33 miles
The route is over an established pilgrimage route. From Rhayader it uses hill paths, old railway lines, forest tracks and long sections of minor road to visit seven historic churches. It visits the Elan Valley, St Harmon, Nantmel, Nantglas, Llanwrthwl and finishes in Cwmdeuddwr, a short distance from Rhayader.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Agricultural land
Start: SN969681 - Rhayader, Powys View on StreetMap
Finish: SN967677 - Cwmdeuddwr, Powys View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Gwastedyn Church Trail  (Rhayader  - 2015 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 136, 147
OS Landranger Active 136, 147
OS Explorer 200
OS Explorer Active 200

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
2 km
< 1 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
6 km
Bunk House
2 km
27 km

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Route Profile:

52.5 km (32.6 miles)
1,476 m (4,843 ft) ascent
502 m (1,647 ft)  maximum height

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